Races continue to take place around the world albeit behind closed doors.
Hong Kong.- Horse racing is continuing in Hong Kong and other worldwide locations despite the global Coronavirus pandemic.
Keen racing enthusiasts will still get their money’s worth but in a stricter, behind-closed-doors scenario.
Back in January during the start of the outbreak, Hong Kong closed many sports centres and race tracks, so the reemergence of the sport marks a quick turnaround against the virus.
Racing has been part of local culture since 1973, and the Hong Kong Jockey Club is the city’s No. 1 taxpayer which substantially benefits the government.
Although the region borders China, the original source of Coronavirus, the government and the Hong Kong Jockey Club have worked closely to keep racing meetings sustainable, giving temperature checks to anyone on the track while all employees wear masks.
According to Gulf News, Hong Kong is not the only location in the world where horse racing continues during the pandemic. Meetings in Singapore, Japan, South Africa, Ireland, Australia and the United States have all taken place in the past week.